AKA Mario Scherff
I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me.

English Translation
Courtesy of Eloy Martin, 4-15-06
Aeronautical Investigator- Argentina
Mario Scherff: was born in Buenos Aires March 7, 1890. On December 31, 1912, while in the "Kaiserlichen Aero Club" in Germany, he obtained the certificate of a flying pilot No. 345, in a Harían monoplane. When declaring itself a participant in World War I, numerous Argentineans enlisted as combatants in different armies in the fight.
Reference: Lironi Julio Víctor. (1973) Génesis de la Aviación Argentina 1910-1915. Página 229. Talleres Gráficos Congreso. Buenos Aires Argentina

Cortesía de Eloy Martin, 4-15-06
Investigador Aeronáutico- Argentina
Mario Scherff: Nació en Buenos Aires el 7 de marzo de 1890. El 31 de diciembre de 1912 y en el "Kaiserlichen Aero Club", de Alemania, obtuvo el "brevet" de piloto aviador No 345, sobre monoplano Harían. Al declararse la Primera Conflagración Europea, numerosos argentinos se enrolaron como combatientes en diferentes ejércitos en lucha.
Referencia: Lironi Julio Víctor. (1973) Génesis de la Aviación Argentina 1910-1915. Página 229. Talleres Gráficos Congreso. Buenos Aires Argentina

     If you search for "Mauricio Scherff", using the Google search engine,
(4-15-06), you will find just three links.
The Aerodrome Forum - German pilot Mario Scherff
     This page on the Aerodrome Forum page offers a message from Bülent Yilmazer of Ankara-Turkey which contains the most helpful information on the life and career of Mario Scherff I have been able to find to date. This extract from his message is perhaps the most intriguing:

"Scherff, in his memoirs published in "Das Buch der deutschen Fluggeschichte" by Peter Supf, claims his observer Yuzbasi (Captain) Kemal was the same person as Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. However, this is completely false. Scherff flew observation and aerial bomb dropping missions around Edirne in Thrace. The event he describes in his memoirs takes place at this location."

     You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

Liste der 817 deutschen Piloten vor Kriegsausbruch 1914
     You can access the site by clicking on the title above. Once there, if you scroll down to entry number 345, you will find his name and the date when he began his service. At least I think that may be the correct translation.

I need a photo of the cover
Das Buch der Deutschen Fluggeschichte II

Peter Supf
Product Details
Binding: Hard Cover
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Date Published: 1935
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No DJ Issued
Edition (See also description): First Edition
Publisher: Verlagsanstalt Hermann Klemm AG
Place Published: Berlin, Germany
Category: 135a - General Flight and Civil Aviation
Book ID: 15765
Price: £115.00
German text. - The book of German flight history II - A well illustrated review of German aircraft, written as the Luftwaffe was being reconstructed. Blue-grey heavy cloth covered boards with light rubbing. 'K40' written in white to lower spine. Name stamped on second free endpaper and title page. There is a small stamp on the margins of several pages. A photograph of this book is available upon request. When despatched, our books are protected by waterproof, sealed plastic bags and sent in purpose-made thick cardboard boxes.
Deutsche Sprache. - das Buch deutscher Fluggeschichte II - ein gut erläuterter Bericht des deutschen Flugzeuges, geschrieben als das Luftwaffe war das wieder aufgebaute bein. Blau-graues schweres Tuch umfaßte Bretter mit hellem Rubbing. ' K40 ' geschrieben in Weiß zum untereren Dorn. Name stempelte auf zweitem freiem endpaper und Titelblatt. Es gibt einen kleinen Stempel auf den Seitenrändern einiger Seiten. Eine Fotographie dieses Buches ist auf Anfrage vorhanden. Entschuldigungen für armen Deutschen.
This from the LOST BOOKS website. (4-15-06)

I don't know the date of his death.
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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